The Orange County Asperger's Support Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for autistic teens, adults, and families in the community. We achieve this through providing support, organizing social activities, and education. Our goal is to empower the autism community by creating a safe and welcoming environment where individuals and families can connect with others who share similar experiences and challenges. We believe that through support and education, individuals with autism can achieve their full potential and become valued members of the community.
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience respect for their culture and language preferences, their choices, beliefs, values, needs, and goals, from a person-centered service system made up of a network of community agencies that provide high quality, outcome-based and equitable services.
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Zavikon believes that there is a job for everyone to apply their talents and skills in a meaningful way. Our mission is to match qualified candidates with disabilities or those who are neurodivergent with employers who believe inclusion is the future. Zavikon is the bridge to inclusion.
We are working to change the unemployment and underemployment outcomes for individuals who are uniquely abled and underserved through placing them in career focused employment while providing support and education to the employer to ensure a successful and mutually beneficial relationship.
We provide recruitment, workplace readiness, and job accommodation identification and advocacy for individuals with disabilities or those who are neurodivergent. We provide education and guidance to employers to support a successful employment relationship.
Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) is a nonprofit organization contracted by the State of California through the Department of Developmental Services to coordinate life-long services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
North Los Angeles County Regional Center (NLACRC) is one of 21 private, non-profit organizations under contract with the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to coordinate and provide community-based services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities (consumers).
The unique regional center system was created by the landmark entitlement legislation called "The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act," or Lanterman Act. Each regional center is governed by a Board of Trustees of community members that include consumers, their family members, and other interested individuals.
NLACRC currently serves more than 34,500 consumers as of July 2023, and has supported consumers and their families in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, and Antelope Valleys for more than 45 years.
Westside Regional Center staff is dedicated to providing support and assistance to all of the clients we serve and to developing a partnership with families.
As an educational partner, the Brainstorm crew will share their insights and expertise with those who are curious about careers in animation and related digital arts. The Brainstorm mission is to nourish the energies of neurodiverse artists, plus ignite these speical creators' imaginative sparks. Brainstorm's core seven tenets are simple but profound: Creativity, diversity, integrity, quality, collaboration, equality, and respect.
Brainstorm Productions is the DBA for CLU Transitions. The Center for Learning Unlimited (CLU) is home to a swiftly growing animation career training program for adults on the autism spectrum. As CLU sister creative and digital arts studio, Brainstorm Productions offers paid workplace experience for CLU animation alumni. Brainstorm Productions proudly presents compensated job opportunities for those with CLU animation diplomas.
As an educational partner, Game Gen Inc. will play an active role in the conference, sharing valuable insights and advice with aspiring talent who are interested in pursuing and educational path in game design. They will contribute their expertise and help those on the spectrum establish their careers in the exciting world of video game design.
The Miracle Project is a fully inclusive theater, film, and expressive arts program focused on building communication, job skills, and social skills for neurodivergent individuals with and without disabilities.
Using groundbreaking and evidence-based methods developed by our founder, Elaine Hall, The Miracle Project focuses on the strengths and abilities inherent in each participant while developing a unique neurodiverse community.
DaniMation Entertainment believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to pursue their passions and achieve their dreams. They are so excited to play an active role in the conference by sharing valuable advice and guidance with aspiring talent interested in pursuing an educational path in the entertainment industry. They are committed to helping artists realize their full potential and develop a pathway to self-sufficiency.
As an educational partner, Inclusion Films will share their expertise and support the inclusion of talented individuals on the autism spectrum in the film industry. Get ready to roll and join us as we showcase how neurodiverse talent can shine in the entertainment industry. Let's make movie magic together!
Inclusion Films is a company started in 2007 by filmmaker Joey Travolta that aims to teach the art of film making to people with developmental disabilities. There are seven known locations in California as well as traveling camps for youths with special needs.
As a committed education partner, they will be actively engaging with aspiring talent who are interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry, sharing valuable insights and advice to help empower neurodivergent and autistic artists in film, acting, voiceover, music, and animation.
As an educational partner, Exceptional Minds will play an active role in the conference, sharing valuable insights and advice with aspiring talent who are interested in pursuing an educational path in the entertainment industry. They are excited to contribute their expertise and help empower individuals on the autism spectrum to pursue their passion for animation, visual effects, and 3D gaming.
Exceptional Minds is an academy and studio preparing young adults on the autism spectrum for careers in animation, visual effects, 3D gaming and other related fields in the entertainment industry. We provide technical and work readiness training customized to help students achieve their full artisitc and professional potential.
As an educational partner, JDS Creative Academy will share their expertise and support the inclusion of individuals on the autism spectrum in the entertainment industry. Their contribution will empower aspiring talent to pursue educational paths in visual, performing, and digital arts and digital production.
VAA will be a crucial educational partner in the conference, sharing valuable insights and advice with aspiring talent who are interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. They believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to realize their full potential and achieve self-sufficiency, and are excited to contribute their expertise to help make this a reality for artists on the autism spectrum.
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